The Command Surgeon is the senior medical advisor to the U.S. Army Central Commander, as well as the command's senior staff for all health service support policy, plans, engagements, and exercises.
The Surgeon Directorate oversees U.S. military medical operations across the USARCENT area of responsibility. We sustain the health of our forces, support ongoing operations, and strengthen partner-nation military medicine capacity.
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has put forward a set of physical and psychological standards which apply to all U.S. uniformed service members, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, contractors, and volunteers deploying to CENTCOM’s area of responsibility.
USCENTCOM MOD 16 - USCENTCOM INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION AND INDIVIDUAL-UNIT DEPLOYMENT POLICY
Medical deployment standards for deploying personnel may be waived under certain conditions.
The USARCENT Surgeon is the medical waiver authority for Army Personnel deploying to the CENTCOM AOR, (except for SOCCENT Soldiers.) Additional information can be found in the USARCENT Medical Waiver Guidance document linked below. Follow the steps in the Medical Waiver Process section below to submit a request.
USARCENT MEDICAL WAIVER GUIDANCE
If you have been seen at a VA Facility or have VA health records that may need to be reviewed by the USARCENT Surgeon Waiver Team please complete a Release of Information (DD Form 2870) so a determination on your waiver request can be made in a timely manner. Submit the DD 2870 with your waiver submission once completed.
AUTHORIZATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL OR DENTAL INFORMATION (DD FORM 2870)
When a Service member, Civilian, or Contractor is identified needing a Medical/Behavioral Health waiver, the deploying personnel or a medical provider must complete the Medical Waiver Request Form linked below:
MEDICAL WAIVER REQUEST FORM
Scan and submit this form via email to email@example.com from your .mil email address. In order for the USARCENT Surgeon to make an informed decision, please include the following with your waiver request:
For questions or assistance with the USARCENT Medical Waiver process, please contact the Surgeon's Office at 803-885-7946 (DSN 803-889-7946.)
U.S. ARMY CENTRAL
OFFICE OF THE
USARCENT MEDICAL DEPLOYMENT HANDBOOK
FORT BLISS CONUS REPLACEMENT CENTER (CRC)
FORT HOOD SOLDIER READINESS PROCESSING (SRP)
TRICARE DEPLOYMENT PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM / BROCHURE
FUNDAMENTALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH ENGAGEMENT (FOGHE) COURSE / RSVP